Objective.To carry out the quality of life analysis in patients with spondyloarthritеs and rheumatoid arthritis taking into account the presence and nature of lung lesions.
Materials and methods. The research involved 172 patients with spondyloarthritеs and rheumatoid arthritis. The control group included 26 almost healthy people. The lung lesions were revealed while performing the multispiral computer tomography of thoracic organs.The quality of life was evaluated with the use of the validated questionnaires: 36-Item Short Form Health Status Survey SF-36 and St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire SGRQ. In order to statistical data processingStatistica 10 software package was used.
Results.The major disease spondyloarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis has a negative impact on the quality of life of patients as compared to patients the control group. Out of all varieties of lung lesions in patients with spondyloarthritеs quality of life declines when the pleura is affected, whereas in patients with rheumatoid arthritis quality of life declineis observed along with bronchiectasis.
Conclusion.Severe lung lesions that reduce pulmonary gas exchange have
a considerable negative impact on quality of life in patients with spondyloarthritеs or rheumatoid arthritis.Ключевые слова:
Автор(ы): N. F. Soroka, S. E. Fedorovich, I. I. Butorina